The Chinese in their attempt to annihilate the entire race, culture, and heritage of more than 2000 years have left no stone unturned. Under the guise of “Strike Hard” campaign, the Chinese Government is systematically implementing plans to crush the Tibetan spirit of freedom. Tibet is undergoing the worst phase of human rights deterioration to date. The need to generate…

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According to information recently received, eight Tibetan political prisoners escaped from Gyantse District Prison (Chok-treh-Prison) in mid-January 1997. On 26 December 1996, the eight Tibetans had a peaceful demonstration at a fair in Sarlha village in Khardoe Sub-District. The demonstration, which lasted half an hour, took place in front of the Gyantse District Headquarters. The protest was joined by some…

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The rights of Tibetan Children continue to be involved by the Chinese government in blatant for their international legal obligation under the UN Convention on the rights of the child (CRC) to which the People’s Republic of China is a State Party. Juveniles such as Sonam Choephel are arbitrary detained for the peaceful exercise of their freedom of expression, imprisoned…

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Recent clashes between Uighurs and the Chinese Military in Ghulje City (Inin or Yining) in Eastern Turkestan (Turkestan) on 6 February 1997 have resulted in numerous deaths and increased ethnic tensions. According to one source, the riots began when Chines police attempted to arrest two Uighurs talips (religious school student) from the mosque during a Ramadan religious service two days…

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Rinzin Choenyi, a 26-year-old nun from Shungseb Nunnery, recently arrived in Dharamsala, India, following her release from Drapchi Prison in September 1995. Rinzin was a close cell-mate of both Phuntsok Nyidron, a recipient of the 1995 Reebok Human rights Award and former longest serving female political prisoner in Tibet, and Ngawang Sangdrol, currently the longest-serving female political prisoner in Tibet.…

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According to the information recently received, eight Tibetan political prisoners escaped from Gyantse District Prison (Chok-Treh Prison) in mid-January 1997. On 26 December 1996 the eight Tibetans had led a peaceful demonstration at a fair in Sarlha village in Khardoe Sub-District. The demonstration, which lasted half an hour, took place in front of the Gyantse District Headquarters. The protest was…

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The flow of Tibetan refugees fleeing across the mountains has substantially increased since last year as many escape repressive new policies introduced by the Chinese Government in the last year. In 1994 orders were issued by the Chinese authorities in the “Tibet Autonomous Region” restricting government employees from allowing children to go to exile schools in India. However the flow…

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In a resolution submitted on 21 January 1997, the U.S. Senate strongly condemned the PRC’s human rights record. The resolution refers to the arrest of Tibetan scholar Ngawang Choephel as a reflection of “the systematic attempt by the government of the People’s Republic of China to repress cultural expression in Tibet” and calls for his immediate and unconditional release. The…

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According to a reliable source, a 33 year-old monk named Tsering Dorjee was arrested by Chinese officials towards the end of last year. Tsering Dorjee was from Thekchen Jangchup Choeling Monastery in Nyagchu County in Karze “Tibetan Autonomous Region” prefecture (Chinese : Sichuan). He was charged for pasting wall posters which stated “Free Tibet”.

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A reliable source from Tibet has reported the arrest of a 58 year-old monk named Bhagzo (English: Mask maker) of Chokla Monastery in Rinpung Dzong under Shigatse Prefecture where he was responsible for the overall management of the monastery. Bhagzo was arrested by Public Security Officials in July 1996 for the alleged possession of audio cassettes which contained detailed information…

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